Moses points to Christ. There's a righteousness apart from the law; but the law points to it (Rom 3:21). Moses as representative of the law, points us to Christ (Gal 3:24). Moses often represents the first five books of the bible (Luk 24:27). Moses could view the land but not enter it (Deu 34:1-3). Application: (1) Law can't save you; (2) cannot make you spiritual -- cannot lead you to rest.; (3) the law cannot bless you (Rom 3:20) -- that which comes by faith. The representative of the law, Moses, could not go into the land (Deu 34:4-6, Heb 6:18). Sin separates us from God's plan (Isa 59:1-2). Moses testifies to the faithfulness of God and sinfulness of man. Joshua took over to go into the land (Deu 34:9). There was a fight over the body of Moses when he died (Jud 1:9). Joshua is a prophetic picture of Christ (Hebrew for "Jesus"): Only the Lord can give us rest, lead us to blessing, spirituality and fruitfulness depends upon the finished work of Jesus. The failure of Moses: Situation was "no water" again. The people say in essence that "God didn't fulfill His promises" (Num 20:1-6); carnality never changes. Moses is a type of Christ (Num 20:6): he is a deliverer; he is a law giver (Jam 4:11); he is the mediator (1Ti 2:5); he is an intercessor (Joh 17:1-26); he is our mentor -- the instructor and example. The Lord told Moses to speak to the rock (Num 20:7-8). Same situation occurred before (Exo 17:6). Moses knew that the rock represents Christ, the Messiah (1Co 10:4); Jesus Christ was smitten just once for our salvation (Heb 10:10, Heb 10:12, Heb 10:14, Joh 19:30). Salvation was wrought before Christ died while on the cross. The cross gives us our criteria and perspective of the resurrection. Moses violates the principle of the cross (Num 20:10-11). God gave water in grace, but the mark of spirituality is the cross with joy. God responds to Moses (Num 20:12-13) Moses didn't believe, obey, nor glorify God. The Lord invites us to join in His glorification; if we don't He still glorifies himself. Speaking to the rock is what is necessary - "...call upon His name..." (Rom 10:13). The Law cannot lead you to victory, but must lead you to Christ. Moses recounts the scene (Deu 3:23-28). The Law giving way before Christ is Moses handing over command to Joshua. Moses directly prophesied Christ "the Prophet" (Deu 18:15-19). Moses and Elijah will be recognized (Luk 9:28-30). They represent the Law and the Prophets. The transfiguration (Joh 1:14). Moses and Elijah have work yet to do (Rev 11:3-12) to establish right relationships with God. This was prophesied (Mal 4:1-6). They'll turn hardened rebellious people back to the Lord during the tribulation.